Tests and diagnosis

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Convergence insufficiency may not be detected during a routine eye exam. To diagnose the condition, your eye doctor may do the following:

  • Take a medical history. This may include questions about problems you have with focusing, blurred or double vision, headaches, and other signs and symptoms.
  • Test your eyes' ability to focus. This is done with simple tests, such as asking you to focus on a small object while it's slowly moved toward you or to read an eye chart through a prism lens.
  • Perform a routine eye exam. If you have any other vision problems, such as nearsightedness, your eye doctor may conduct tests to assess the degree of the problem.
June 20, 2014